Washington, D.C. – August 25, 2014 – UFCW International President Joe Hansen has released the following statement regarding UFCW member Lesley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mexico City – August 25, 2014 – UFCW Canada recently attended the 152nd Extraordinary Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), held in Mexico City, Mexico from August 11 to 15.
Toronto – August 18, 2014 – Canada’s leading union for retail workers is renewing calls for global solidarity with Walmart workers, in light of the recent announcement that the Brazilian government is suing Walmart for labour rights abuses.
Toronto – August 6, 2014 - On August 9, 1982, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time. Though the world’s Indigenous nations had suffered centuries of oppression and decimation under European colonization, it would still take the UN General Assembly another 25 years to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Toronto – July 9, 2014 – Under a majority government, opposition parties are limited in what they can do to stop the government’s agenda. They can filibuster, try amending legislation, put forth private member's bills, and question the government in the House of Commons and Senate, and at committee. But in the end, the majority government controls the agenda and with an unprecedented use of time allocation to limit debate, Harper’s Conservatives have bullied through with their agenda.
Toronto – May 23, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined allies and social justice advocates for the launch of Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice — a new book that documents how unions are critical to reducing income inequality and improving the lives of everyday Canadians.